Icom Announces the new ID-4100A

Icom has released a sneak preview of their new ID-4100A Dual band D-Star transceiver.

Some cool new features (see the image below) are coming soon.
Bluetooth option, D-Star Repeater mode, and Terminal and access point mode, are just a few of the exciting capabilities.
No pricing yet, but we will be carrying this new D-Star mobile when it becomes available.

 

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FlexRadio Meet & Greet at Radioworld

FlexRadio Systems and Radioworld are pleased to announce a visit by Gerald Youngblood K5SDR, and Matt Youngblood KD5FGE, on Friday , March 18, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.
Come see them at Radioworld, 4335 Steeles Avenue West in Toronto. If you need directions, please click here.

There will be a meet and greet for FlexRadio owners, however everyone is welcome to join us. You can also hear about the new FlexRadio PowerGenius XL amplifier !

FlexRadio Maestro

If you can’t make it to Radioworld on Friday, you can see Gerald and Matt at Ham-Ex 2017 the following day, at the Brampton Fairgrounds.
There will be live demonstrations of the FlexRadio 6000 series radios and Maestro controller.

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For information and directions to Ham-Ex, please visit the Ham-Ex website here.

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12 Volt Ice Fishing Battery Sale

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Have you worked VE100VIMY ?

CBC News features Ron Huybers, VY2HR, in an article on the special event station VE100VIMY. The special event callsign celebrates the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which occurred 100 years ago this year.

You can read the CBC article entitled “Ham radio operators spread the word about Battle of Vimy Ridge” here .

You can read more about Vimy Ridge here.
You can read more about special event callsigns from Industry Canada here.
And of course, you can find your best Amateur Radio deals, service and customer service here.

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FlexRadio Systems PowerGenius XL Full Legal Limit Amplifier

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FlexRadio Systems has introduced their PowerGenius XL HF amplifier.

You can see Gerald Youngblood K5SDR tell you about this amazing product here.

The PowerGenius XL is a 100% duty cycle, legal limit (1500W ICAS) 1.8-54 MHz RF amplifier intended for both amateur and government use.  It incorporates a pair of modern NXP 1K5H LDMOS transistors that are individually capable of 1.5 kW thus providing plenty of headroom for lowest IMD and spurious output. Efficiency and spurious performance are also enhanced through the use of diplexed filters.

Multiple band selection methods are supported including CAT, CI-V, BCD band decode and Ethernet.  When connected to a FLEX-6000 transceiver, band selection is fully automated through the Ethernet connection.  Even T/R control is provided over the Ethernet connection to further minimize wiring. In addition, all amplifier status reporting including power levels, fault conditions and resets are reported to the FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceiver using the SmartSDR API.  SmartSDR client interfaces such as SmartSDR for Windows, Maestro and others can display power levels and other reported statuses.

For remote operation with other HF radio exciters, an Ethernet API or friendly Windows and Android applications can control the PowerGenius XL. For contest operation, the PowerGenius XL is SO2R capable with two inputs and two outputs for two sources and antennas and the rapid band switching eliminates the need for two amplifiers. A single FLEX-6700 and PowerGenius XL comprises a complete SO2R station at half the cost of competing solutions.

The Power Genius XL amplifier will be priced competitively with specific pricing and availability announced after FCC and CE certification has been achieved. Power Genius XL will be packaged to complement FlexRadio’s FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceivers.

SPECIFICATIONS

PA Specifications

  • RF Power Output: 1500W (ICAS)
  • Exciter Drive Level: 50W
  • Transistors: NXP 1K5H x 2
  • Exciter Inputs:1 SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Outputs: SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Impedance (w/o tuner): 50 Ohm Unbalanced
  • Cooling: Thermostatically controlled fans

Mechanical

  • Height: 5″ (13 cm)
  • Width: 13″ (33 cm)
  • Depth: 17″ (43 cm)
  • Weight: 33 lbs (15 kgs)
  • Operating Temperature Range: TBD

Electrical

  • Input Voltage:2 90 – 250VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Supply: Modular internal switching

Specifications subject to change without notice.
1-SO2R configuration
2-Maximum RF power output achieved using 220 VAC

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MFJ-1026 Signal Enhancer and Noise Canceller

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We’ve recently put MFJ’s 1026 Signal enhancer and noise canceller through its paces.

And were we impressed !

See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e95hlEJsxEU

There is a bit of adjustments / peaking and tweaking required, but once you have it correctly adjusted it really enhances operations. We show how it turns a noisy band into a band full of signals.

We do not recommend using the included small telescoping antenna. You need to use an external decent antenna for it to work properly.

Watch the video, then order yours online here .

 

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SDRplay now in stock

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SDRplay
software defined radios have arrived at Radioworld !

Come on in and get your RSP2 or RSP2Pro receivers today !

 

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New Z-Lynk Wireless System from Garrett

Garrett Metal Detectors has announced a new wireless headphone system for any metal detector (even if it’s not a Garrett model!).
The new Z-Lynk wireless system is claimed to be 6 times faster than bluetooth, for a more reliable connection and clearer audio.

This will be shipping soon, watch our website for stock availability.

Garrett Z-Lynk System

Garrett Z-Lynk System

 

Check out this Z-Lynk video starring our friend Steve Moore on YouTube 

Here are some Key Features:
Garrett Z-Lynk™ Wireless System

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Get Revved up for the Motorcycle Show – and Save $$$

Come see Radioworld at the 41st North American International Motorcycle Supershow, and save $ 3 off the price of one adult admission.
The show runs from January 6 – 8 , 2017.

Friday and Saturday you can meet Dog and Beth.
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For more information visit www.motorcyclesupershow.ca

Print the coupon below to save $ 3 off one adult admission.

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SDRplay Now Available at Radioworld !

We are pleased to announce that Radioworld is now carrying  SDRplay Software defined receivers. These world-famous products have been requested by many customers – and we listened !
Made in the U.K. , now distributed and sold in Canada, there are three models available.

You can see them here.

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